We are a group of women (but men are welcome!) who have an interest in textile art and embroidery. We are of mixed abilities and there is no need for you to be able to sew to come and join us - there are no tests!
New members are always welcome - why not call in and join us as a guest for a few months?
Meeting fee for visitors is only £5.
Our meetings vary - we have talks and workshops, show and tell - we also have lots of weekend workshops and playdays. For details of what's coming up (and what's been and gone!) check out our programme below...

Sunday, 7 October 2012

October 2012 Meeting - "Inchies"

According to the trusty online dictionary, 
"Inchies are one inch by one inch squares of paper (or fiber) that contain small art, collaged or hand-drawn." (I'm guessing that Dictionary is American)

Well, the title is a bit of a misnomer, because ours were actually "5cm-ies" but that doesn't have the same ring, somehow! 
Our Chairman Wyn provided a selection of tiny packets of loveliness and we all chose one we liked the look of to produce our own miniature work of art. 

Of course, our time was limited and with that in mind, the room fell silent(ish)  as we all concentrated on finishing our Inchies.

By a quarter to nine, we had all managed to produce at least one Inchy and some members had produced two! Some were not quite finished...

As you can see, there were some very imaginative pieces created, some manipulated, some wired, some cut into pieces, some with lovely embroidery - we all had fun!

Of course, envious comparison was inevitable!

Colin the Climber!

As you will see from the pictures below, our members worked hard to make Colin into a fine figure of a Climbing Man, and he is now adorning the tower of the ROKT Climbing Wall and Gym in the old Sugdens Flour Mill premises in the centre of Brighouse. 
He looks even more impressive in the flesh!

He's much bigger than he looks!